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Why should watercolor painting be limited to paper? Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground enables you to use watercolors on canvas, other fabrics, wood, plaster, and hardboard, and even metal, plastic, and glass. Just brush it on and let it dry to create an ideal, absorbent surface on virtually any material.
Manufactured by Daniel Smith to the highest standards, this ground has a thick, brushable consistency. Apply it with a soft brush for a smooth finish or a bristle brush for a bit more texture. One coat usually provides sufficient coverage, but extremely soft materials such as unfinished wood may require two coats of Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground. Non-absorbent materials (metal, plastic, etc.) should be lightly abraded with sandpaper or steel wool before application.
Because it creates a surface more absorbent than paper, you will want to use less water with your paint than normal. Experiment and see what works best for you. If not framed behind glass, we strongly recommend sealing your finished work with an archival spray varnish.
Iridescent Gold Watercolor Ground
This ground creates a luminous gold paintable area when applied to a white surface. And because it's semi-transparent, the ground allows the color and/or pattern of the surface it's applied onto to show slightly through the iridescent gold sheen. Transparent and semi-transparent watercolors will add a glaze of color when painted over this ground, modifying their color. Add the ground to your entire surface or only in areas where you want to add iridescent gold effects. For deepest gold, apply two to three thin coats.
Pearlescent White Watercolor Ground
Paint on a beautiful pearlescent surface. This ground makes a white pearlescent paintable area when applied to a white surface. And because it's semi-transparent, it allows the color and/or pattern of the surface it's applied onto to show slightly through the pearlescent sheen. Transparent and semi-transparent watercolors will have a slight pearlescent effect when painted over this ground. Paint an entire surface or just in areas where you want to add pearlescent effects.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Daniel Smith products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I love this product. I have been using it for years!
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I use this product applied to canvas and I love how the watercolor paint reacts to it. Not quite like paper, but with a little practice can be a lot of fun!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from San Antonio, TX
A little thin...needs several coats. It did give the desired effect, but I was able to wet and easily wipe color off.
Love this product.
from Villa Rica, Georgia
I've tried other products that allow painting watercolors on canvas and none come close to Daniel Smith's.
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from Springfield, IL
I am very pleased.
I'm new to Watercolour and found this product extremely beneficial to fix mistakes. I look forward to discovering other applicable usesz
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Life changing product.
This has allowed me to paint portraits on canvas without using glass, mats and frames. Saves a ton of money.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Watercolor anywhere everywhere!!!!
from Southern Utah
It goes on and stays on! Easy to work with and dries fast enough that you can get started on your project right away.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Fun to work wih - still experimenting
from Warrenville, IL
This is my first attempt at using an absorbent ground for watercolor, ink, and gouache and I think DS delivers nicely here. I've read about some people sanding the surface after application; I would be careful with this because, losing much of it's tooth, it loses some serious absorbency and just sort of sits on the surface. I have found that using a nylon brush to try and even out the brush strokes to produce something like a cold pressed surface. I made the mistake of using a coarser bristle brush and that was too "textured" for more taste, but that could work well for some people
from Woodland Hills, CA
The best ground I've found for papers that are too absorbent for pen and ink or watercolor. Downside is that it needs to cure for 24-72 hours before you can draw or paint on it.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I use this to paint on canvases and love it. I've used it for years and haven't found anything that can beat it.
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